Noise Problems is a net-label dedicated to electric and amplified music of all sorts. It is also a collection of live shows. After the very first #6 Noise Problems Selections out now are volumes 7 - 13. Slightly different but still another perfect showcase of the ecletic Noise Problems catalog. We are psyched to have an international palette of bands like CAVE, Thee Irma & Louise, Mexican Holiday, The Pussywarmers, LA MINOR, CAMERA, MV&EE in this sampler.
As a quick introduction CAVE is an American mostly instrumental psychedelic band based in Chicago, Illinois formed in 2006 as an informal collaborative project by friends Cooper Crain, Dan Browning, and Rex McMurry, with Chicago native Rotten Milk. CAVE live at the OCCII in Amsterdam is one of Noise Problems long time favorite and opens Noise Problems Selections vol. 7-13 Sampler.
Thee Irma & Louise live at the Winston in Amsterdam. Thee Irma & Louise formed in Switzerland in 2002, then choosing to settle in Berne, city of love and Swiss garage punk capital. They have been regular guests in Europe's most dimly lit basements rooms, releasing a bunch of D.I.Y. records along the way. We love Thee Irma & Louise.
Mexican Holiday was a band born as an accident in the winter of 2005 with 3 friends Erik, Melvin and Manu making noise. In 2007 and 2008 Robert ex-Pony Pack was their drummer, they played more, recorded more. At the end of 2008 they disbanded and at the same time brought out a full-length album CD, '-post mortem-'. Friends Thee Irma & Louise convinced them to do some gigs again and here they are live at the Winston too.
We first caught up with Les Louise Mitchels way back in 2006 at a live show in Amsterdam. We didnt managed to record it then sadly because we were so blown away. When they came back to the Netherlands to play the Multiplex in Leiden we rushed there. Les Louise Mitchels are featured here live at the Dans l´cul Danku! DIY Festival.
To close of with "One for the Road" MV & EE are Vermont-based group of musicians focused on Matt "MV" Valentine and Erika "EE" Elder. They have recorded under many different names, including MV & EE Medicine Show and The Bummer Road. Their style is self-described as "lunar ragas", with many of the lyrics dealing with celestial imagery. They combine Indian raga style composition with Appalachian folk and post-psychedelic experimentalism. And they are amazing people!
Other greats are in there too but we don´t want to spoil the surprise so check out the Digital Album now and let us know what you think. Stay tuned for the CD release with art work hand drawn and painted by Pedro Santos tattoo artist.